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Ian Parkes


I’m responsible for planning and managing global research programmes with senior decision makers.

My priority is to produce high-quality, value-add market research, which reveals deep new insights and achieves clear business objectives for our clients. I specialise in recruiting and interviewing senior-level respondents (C-suite) across global markets, vertical sectors and functional areas. I regularly chair roundtable events and present research findings and insights.

I have over 30 years’ experience in market research, managing hundreds of projects for leading B2B organisations such as Accenture, Amdocs, HP, Cisco, Capgemini, Fujitsu and Epson. I started life as an in-house researcher with Johnson Matthey, before moving to the agency side, and founding Coleman Parkes – Grist’s strategic research partner.

Outside work I love playing table tennis, drinking fine (French) red wine and spending time in my holiday house in Florida. Ideally all three at the same time!